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The Boxwood Project Update – May 2018 Edition

May 21, 2018

Please Note: Site plan shown here is for illustrative purposes only and may not be relied up as final. The recently submitted exploratory plan will be displayed at the Community Briefing- which also shows a much more accurate parking rationale. This is for illustrative purposes only.The exploratory plan is posted directly under Active Plans on New Castle County’s Land Use Department Website, within “District 1”

As you may have recently learned, Harvey Hanna & Associates has filed exploratory plans for the dormant former General Motors plant site on Boxwood Road in Wilmington. The plans call for the demolition of the existing plant buildings, in order to make way for a modern distribution campus that we believe is more suited for today’s economy.

As a local firm, we know first-hand the long hours many residents spent working at the plant and the significance it holds in the community. So while it is with mixed emotions that we ultimately decided on demolishing the old structure, a new facility would allow us to better compete for the kind of logistics, distribution and other businesses built to thrive in the 21st century, and bring thousands of critical jobs back to New Castle County.The plan is currently being evaluated by the county and other government agencies, but the early feedback we have received from both officials and residents, including many former plant workers, has been very positive.

As we have stated throughout, we remain committed to keeping an open dialogue with the community as we explore the best possible use for this property. With that in mind, we would like to extend an invitation for all to join us on June 12th at 7pm for a public meeting at Five Points Memorial Hall (209 South Maryland Avenue, Wilmington, DE 19804) to discuss our plans, the plant’s future and what it means for the future of our community and greater Delaware. Attendees can expect to hear from Harvey Hanna, our engineering firm Apex Engineering, and a representative from the state Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control.

We hope to see all of you there!

In the News:
Delaware Online Article 4-16-2018
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Twin Spans Business Park Delaware Commercial Property for Lease

Twin Span Business Park in New Castle, Delaware Looking for New Tenants

April 21, 2015

Twin Spans Business Park Delaware Commercial Property for Lease


Last week, Harvey Hanna & Associates, a commercial development company in Delaware, hosted a breakfast walking tour of the Twin Spans Business Park. Policy makers, State and County Chamber and DEDO representatives, State Senators and State Representative and some local business leaders were in attendance. The hope is to replace long time tenant, Five Below, with one to four new tenants.

delaware commercial real estateFive Below is currently leasing 421,291 square feet of warehouse space at the business park and will be moving its distribution center across state lines to New Jersey this summer to a larger facility. Five Below’s current space in Delaware allows for processing 50,000 boxes a day, with 59 loading docks for trucks. The Twin Spans Business Park has been a distribution center for store chain giant, Five Below since June of 2007. The company doubled its space in 2010.

Harvey Hanna & Associates (HHA) is a full-service Commercial Real Estate Development Company, featuring 3 million square feet of prime-location Industrial and Commercial real estate in the mid-Atlantic region. HHA has long had an outstanding reputation as a pro-active landlord of Class A warehouse and office space in the Delaware commercial real estate market.

Commercial Real Estate Solutions Wilmington DelawareThe company’s president, E. Thomas Harvey, makes a great effort to get to know his tenant’s needs and goes to great lengths to customize the commercial properties to meet those needs. Harvey and his business partner, Thomas J. Hanna started developing Heavy Industrial, Light Industrial, Marketing, Distribution, Manufacturing, and Corporate Offices in the mid-Atlantic region along the I-95 corridor when they realized that they were optimally positioned for rapid economic growth due to the convenient location to four states (PA, NJ, DE, MD).

The Twin Spans Business Park is considered the premier distribution campus in the mid-Atlantic Region and has the presence of strong, recognized companies (Tire Rack, Zenith Products, Speakman Company) mixed with well know regional entities. It is located in New Castle, Delaware, just minutes away from I-95, I-295, I-495, Routes 9 & 13 and two miles south of the Delaware Memorial Bridge. The 421,291 square feet of dividable office and warehouse space will be available this fall and can rented in its entirety or can be sub-divided to accommodate up to 4 different leasees.

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Please contact Ryan Kennedy with any interest or for more information–RKennedy@harveyhanna.com